The house is where the player sleeps and begins each day.
At first, the house is somewhat dilapidated and needs several broken floorboards repaired. The floorboards must be repaired with Wood in order for sleeping to fully recover stamina (), as sleeping in the broken house only recovers a portion of the player's maximum ; a total of 36 Wood is required to fully repair the house.
Apart from the player, spouses can live in the house and sleep beside them. Marriage becomes available upon upgrading the house to level 2. At the level 4 upgrade, the couple can have children, through pregnancy or adoption.
Pets can also live in the house, provided the player has reached Familiar status (two full relationship stars) with them. Removing the pets requires their friendship level to drop below Familiar status, which is possible via giving the pet hated gifts or an Abandon Tag.
Furnishing and home panelEdit
- Main article: Furniture
By placing furniture inside the house, the player can gain stat bonuses up to a maximum specified by the level of their house. The home panel can be found to the left of the door, displaying all furniture stats, helper options, and logs all helper activity.
When the player has helpers, the player can control the helper's activities through the home panel. Helper options include:
- Stop harvesting crops
- Stop gathering animal products
- Stop gathering workshop products, such as crafted materials or prepared food
- Stop adding fuel for machines
- Stop adding food for farm animals
- Stop adding fertilizer for plants
The house can be upgraded and moved at A&G Construction. House level 1 has a dimension of 10 x 10 squares, level 2 with 22 x 20 squares, and level 3 and level 4 have the same exterior dimensions.
At level 4, the player can buy an alternative exterior appearance, 47 x 33 squares. It has same effects and same interior than the original level 4 house.
|Workshop home House upgrades|
|Hardwood Plank (20)|
Bronze Bar (20)
|Iron Wooden Plank (20)|
Aluminum Plate (20)
Strengthened Glass (10)
|Aluminum Plate (20)|
Wooden Pillar (10)
Advanced Composite Board (20)
Wooden Pillar (10)
The yard contains the house, Assembly Station, Worktable, crafting stations, all exterior furnishings, and plot upgrades.
The starting property is 384 total squares, with an additional 2x6 area of unusable space by the gate. The cost to upgrade the workshop property can be reduced by improving the player's relationship with Mayor Gale.
Plot expansion allows for a bigger yard. "For Sale" signs are located outside the yard; interacting with the sign opens up the plot expansion user interface. In subsequent order, the plot expansion increases in size but also increases the cost of expanding.
The Worktable and Assembly Station are the two key non-craftable workstations that the player will utilize throughout the game. With the help of A&G Construction, they can be moved anywhere within the player's yard as long as there is enough space for them. These stations must be upgraded to at least Worktable Level 3 and Assembly Station Level 2 in order to finish the game.
Other crafting stations can be crafted and placed anywhere in the yard or on the player's balcony (available after the player has upgraded to at least the Level 2 house).
Unlike the unlimited amount of items the player can place in their yard on PC version, console players are limited to placing a maximum of 50 items.
Throughout the game, the player will receive mail via the mailbox outside the Workshop. These letters contain general information, events, missions, Gifts, crafting recipes, and sometimes notes from angry citizens. The presence of a new letter is indicated over the mailbox, with a special marker for letters that start quests. There is no limit to how much mail the mailbox can hold, and all mail is stored in the mailbox in chronological order.
The resource box is a special red storage chest that sits on the ground next to the mailbox. Items gathered by any helpers will be placed here for the player to retrieve at their discretion. Upon unlocking the Tree Farm and Dana's Mining Company and paying for their resource delivery services, crafting materials from those services will also be delivered to the resource box each morning.
If left unattended for a few days, the resource box will emit a red glow and an icon will show up, alerting the player that it is full.
|Map||Map • Workshop • Dee-Dee Transport System • Fishing spots • Abandoned Ruins • Hazardous Ruins|
|City of Portia||Portia • Cemetery • Central Plaza • Church of the Light • Main Street • Peach Plaza|
|Within Portia||Amber Island • Amber Island's Cave • Bassanio Heights • Bassanio Falls • Collapsed Wasteland • Duck Pond • Grassland • Harbor • Haunted Cave • McDonald's Ranch • Portia River • Sophie's Ranch • Starlight Island • Tree Farm • Western Beach • Western Plateau • WOW Industries|
|Around Portia||Eufaula Desert • Eufaula Heights • Somber Marsh • South Block|
|Beyond Portia||Alliance of Free Cities • The Great Begeondan • The Peripheries|